NASA Photo ID: STS050(S)038        File Name: 10065252.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 07/09/92
  Title: STS-50 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, lifts off from KSC LC Pad 39A
  Description:
  STS-50 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, lifts off from Kennedy Space 
  Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39A at 12:12:23:0534 pm (Eastern 
  Daylight Time (EDT)).  An exhaust cloud covers the launch pad area as
  OV-102,  atop its external tank (ET) and flanked by two solid rocket
  boosters (SRBs),  clears the launch tower and heads on its way toward a
  scheduled record 13-day  mission in Earth orbit.  OV-102 is NASA's first
  extended duration orbiter  (EDO).  The diamond shock effect is visible at
  OV-102's three space shuttle  main engines (SSMEs).              
  
  Subject terms:
  CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX             
  COLUMBIA (ORBITER)                      
  EXHAUST CLOUDS                          
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  FLORIDA                                 
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  LIFTOFF (LAUNCHING)                     
  LONG DURATION SPACE FLIGHT              
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  
  STS-50                                  
  

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